1. Aussie Bond's Latest Missions

    By Athena Stamos on 2004-01-19
    Lazenby & Shriver

    Lazenby & Shriver

    Saying that love means nothing in tennis is a rather old cliché… and not true, especially considering that George Lazenby (who played James Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) met his wife, Pam Shriver (tennis gold medalist turned television commentator) at a tennis tournament in Australia. Their paths crossed again in 2000 at the Wimbledon courts. Then on Valentines Day 2001 their love blossomed and in June 2002 they wed.

    George Lazenby and his wife Pam Shriver have now sold their 1986 Pacific Palisades home with its media room, pool, spa, and spectacular ocean & mountain views for about $2.5 million. They sold it because it did not have a tennis court. But they bought a Brentwood home that does have a tennis court for about $2.8 million. Their new home is on slightly more than an acre and also has a pool.

    On the eve of the start of the 2004 Australian Open the couple had even more big news to share… George Lazenby [64] and Pam Shriver [41] are expecting their first child, “Baby Lazenby”, in July of this year.

    “We are thrilled,” Shriver, said on her way to Melbourne to commentate on next week’s Australian Open. The sporting rivalry between Shriver and Lazenby, is fierce.

    “I can still beat George in tennis,” she boasted.

    “But not for long,” quips Lazenby, who’s relishing the thought of fatherhood and finally usurping his wife of two years.

    Shriver said Lazenby’s age was not an issue. “It keeps you young. George is very excited,” she said.

    The couple deserve happiness. Shriver’s first husband, Joe Shapiro, a former Walt Disney company lawyer, died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1992. Lazenby’s only son died 10 years ago, though he also has two adult daughters.

    The pair will have a brief holiday after the Open before returning to their new Brentwood home. They plan to have the baby in the US.